Friday, October 15, 2010

Walking For A Cure

Hey Y'all! John and I are inching closer to his graduation. Just a week and a half left. I am so ready for this! Not quite ready for the move or anything, just ready to live with my husband again. We have been shopping for graduation clothes and CA houses. We found a great house with a fantastic neighborhood that we love. We're in the application process now and we'll be sending out the deposit soon. I'm not going to put up pictures until our stuff is in the house. We have tons of pictures but it has the owners things in there and I don't want to post their stuff all on my blog. So we're excited we found a house and we're some what looking forward to heading out west.

Sunday, John and I are walking for childhood cancer.  I have read this blog for well over a year and I feel like I know this child. So, John and I are walking for him and all of the other children who are either going through or have beaten cancer. We're also walking in honor of those who lives have been lost due to cancer. Feel free to donate to a great cause! You can read all about it  here.

October is also Domestic Abuse Awareness Month! According to the NCADV Public Policy Office, there are 1.3 million instances of domestic physical abuse occurring in this country every year. Eighty-five percent of the victims are women and most are never reported to the police. The strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next is witnessing violence between one's parents. Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners when they become adults. And less than 1/5th of victims in intimate partner violence seek medical treatment following their abuse. Think of your local women's shelter when donating!

I'll post pictures after our walk! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Good for you giving Domestic Violence a shout out! Oh, and how was that walk? Love you